Bubble Bobble

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Romstar, Inc. (EXPORT VERSION)

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Bubble Bobble © 1986 Romstar, Incorporated.


For more information about the game itself, please see the original Taito Corp. entry.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

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TRIVIA

Bubble Bobble was released in October 1986 in North America by Romstar, Inc. under license by Taito America Corp.

UPDATES

Revision 2 (October 1986 in USA):
* Software version : 1.0

Revision 3 (November 1986 in USA):
* Software version 5.1
* Added mode selection at the beginning of the game (Normal or Super mode).

In Super mode :
The rooms are all in different colors.
All 'Zen-Chan' are replaced by 'Hidegonsu' and vice-versa.
All 'Mighta' are replaced by 'Drunk' and vice-versa.
All 'Monsta' are replaced by 'PulPul' and vice-versa.
The only monster that remains unchanged is 'Banebou'.
'Invader' does not appear at all in Super mode ('Hidegonsu' takes its place).

PORTS

NOTE: Only home versions released in North America are listed here. For non-US ports, please see the original Taito Corp. entry.

CONSOLES:
[US] Nintendo NES (1988) "Bubble Bobble [Model NES-B2]"
[US] Sega Saturn (1996) "Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands [Model T-8131H]"
[US] Sony PlayStation (1996) "Bubble Bobble also featuring Rainbow Islands [Model SLUS-00370]"
[US] Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
[US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
Sony PlayStation 4 [PSN] [US] (mar.15, 2016) "Arcade Archives - Bubble Bobble [Model CUSA-03722]"

HANDHELDS:
[US] Nintendo Game Boy (mar.1991) "Bubble Bobble [Model DMG-B2-USA]"
Sega Game Gear [US] (1994)
[US] Nintendo GBA (2003) "Bubble Bobble - Old & New [Model AGB-AONE-USA]"

COMPUTERS:
[US] Commodore C64 (1987)
[US] Apple II (1987)
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25''] [US] (1989)
PC [MS-DOS, CD-ROM] [US] (sept.30, 1996) "Bubble Bobble featuring Rainbow Islands"
[US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

OTHERS:
[US] Nokia N-Gage "Taito Memories" : Release cancelled

SOURCES
Game's ROM.